Sign up for a dive course

Want to learn how to dive?

You can learn to dive in an Open Water dive course, take a refresher diving course or learn advanced scuba diving skills with one of our experienced dive instructors.

Find out about learning to dive and our Wellington dive courses.

Join the Dive Club

We try to dive a different site each week (so membership is a good way to learn where all the good dive sites are around Wellington).

Shore dives are held every Saturday morning & start at the shop at 9am.

Find out about joining the Dive Club.

Buying and Servicing Dive Gear

We have Wellington's largest air compressor giving the minimum wait for tank fills.

We also offer Air Cylinder Testing, Dive equipment hire, and New equipment for sale: We carry over 800 different stock items, including drysuits, wetsuits and semi drys, cylinders, spearfishing and free diving gear.

Check out our prices, brands and specials.

What’s New?

On holiday – shop closed May’17

The shop will be closed May 16 to May 26 as I’m on holiday. No dive forecasts or club dives over that time. Someone is staying in the shop over this time for security. Shop will reopen on Saturday 27th May on normal hours – 9am to 6pm for five days a week (closed Tuesdays […]

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Crayfish Winter Moult

If you are taking crayfish at the moment you need to check they are not soft. The females are moulting for the next few weeks. If you are not sure how to tell the sex of a crayfish, click on https://www.mpi.govt.nz/travel-and-recreation/fishing/fishing-rules/central-area-fishing-rules/ Once the females have moulted they will mate & move into egg phase. It […]

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$1,000.00 free equipment hire!

That’s what you get when you learn to dive with Island Bay Divers. Because we offer an optional extra eight dives on top of the four required for the Padi open water course. Four of these extra dives are specialty dives – each of two hours duration teaching you techniques in navigation, search & recovery, […]

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